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for the syrian consulate. hello again, everyone. this is al jazeera. more on the top stories. malian government troops recaptured a strategic town with the help of french air strikes. celebrations in central africa as the government signed a cease-fire deal with the rebels. police in the u.k. unveil a report detailing 50 years of sex abuse by one of britain's biggest tv stars. it is yet another fail for the party is trying offer a solution to serious conflict. american and russian diplomats meeting in geneva for five hours. the only thing they could agree on is talking some more. when it came time for the u.s. special envoy to the region to address reporters, all he could do was expressed sympathy for syria. >> we are all very deeply aware of the immense suffering of the syrian people. it has gone on for far too long. we all stressed the need for a speedy end to the bloodshed, to the destruction, and also the violence in syria. we stress again that, in our view, there was no military solution to this conflict. >> the suffering of the people continues inside the country. video uploaded by activi
and the great government consulting as they pick the products to bring a lot of innovation to san francisco. cory? give cory a round of applause. [applause] >> thank you, chris. thank you so much for all of your hard work, chris. none of this could be possible without your efforts. good evening. the good government awards are incredibly important in san francisco. it's a chance for us to honor the tremendous work that happens in the city and also to honor the individuals who are responsible for some of that success. congratulations to all of our honorees. we're very grateful for your work. let's give a hand for them. [applause] the good government awards also support spur's good government work. it is a central part of our mission. our agenda is admittedly ambitious. we analyze every local measure on the san francisco ballot, which until recently was a pretty formidable task. we participate in most of the major issues of city government from pension and payroll tax reform to some of the most important discussions on how we fund a lot of our public services, whether that finding different re
on at a time when negotiations between the pkk and turkish government are at a delicate stage. the leader of the pkk, jailed in turkey at the moment, is being talked to by the turkish government trying to find some sort of peaceful solution to this situation. the pkk have been fighting for some 28 years. i think the speculation at the moment is going to be whether this was something contract by the turkish government or whether it is something that was actually an internal feud, maybe some people opposed to the peace process from within the pkk. obviously there could be many other possibilities of how blues -- these women and of dead. those are two avenues. >> thank you very much. as rory was telling us, he was giving us information about the pkk. as he has been saying, it has been fighting authorities for 25 years, turkish authorities. its members want to will themselves in the southeast of the country. over 40,000 people are said to have died in the violence. four days ago, one soldier and 14 rebels were killed near the border with iraq. on wednesday turkey said it agreed with a peace p
. in the past few weeks, the government said the president was slowly but surely recovering and getting better. then they announced he had a setback and is still recovering -- suffering from a respiratory infection. the latest medical report was that he was stable. not saying that he has made any significant recovery from respiratory complications. that is really the question the venezuelans want to know, when or if he is going to be able to return to the presidency. >> u.s. vice president joe biden said the white house is prepared to use executive orders as well as legislation to tighten gun control. he is leading pro and anti-gun groups as part of a task force on gun violence. >> america has seen mass shootings with frantic response. the makeshift memorial, the politicians promising change. that never happens. as vice president joe biden begins meeting on the issue of gun violence, he says this time it is different. >> every once in awhile, something awakens the conscience of the country. seenis like nothing i've in my career. >> after 26 or killed in a connecticut classroom, gun- control ad
country's coast guard ships play cat and mouse with chinese government vessels in the east china sea, and he's watched north korean leaders launch rockets. abe is moving forward with plans to strengthen national defense. abe intends to scrap guidelines endorsed by the former government. defense ministry officials have drawn up their budget request for the upcoming fiscal year. they're looking for an additional 100 billion yen, more than 1 billion u.s. dollars. leaders are expected to use some of those funds to increase surveillance around the senkaku islands in the east china sea. the japanese government bought them from a private owner in september. china and taiwan also claim the islands. chinese government ships have entered japanese waters repeatedly since the islands were nationalized. abe and members of his cabinet will consider increasing the number of personnel in the self-defense forces, and they're looking at spending more on equipment. >>> those chinese government ships entered japanese waters against this week. four maritime surveillance vessels navigated near the senkaku
newspaper china and government officials is grabbing more attention and making more headlines. staff at the nonfonjomo say they were censored and accuse the latest addition to taking a jab at the communist party. the weekly published second edition was out on thursday, the first time hitting newsstands since the allegations surfaced. >> translator: i came to buy the newspaper to know what's happening here and to know the truth. >> translator: media restrictions are getting tighter. the government's propaganda division should be disbanded. >> editors did not run a story detailing their allegations that communist party officials forced them to change new year editorials counting for freedom and democracy and they did not mention the anti-september sore ship demonstrations happening this week. instead, editors wrote that even though the party has the right to control the media, it should change with the times. no demonstrators gathered on thursday outside the head office of the nonfonjomo. that's the first time in four days. authorities have been deploying dozens of police officers to d
is not the deficits, but the fact that federal government collects 2.5 trillion. with the consumption or sales tax, this is the lone way we can limit how much money gets to the federal government and more businesses would be created and jobs and the federal government would not be penalizing our work and we would get more work and jobs. >> sounds good to me, rick, to you? >> here's the problem. i will not touch incredibly regressive nature of this. >> by regressive, it hits the poor more than the rich? >> exactly. put the brakes on a economy, imagine what happens here. first of all, to keep the revenue neutral, you are looking at a 20r 30 percent sales tax . add that to the state tax that governor gindale wants to add. no one will be able to afford it or go shopping. >> steve, this is a country of experiment ground . the states experiment with things that might do better. >> there are 9 states who don't have a personal income tax. you compare the state of vermont with the state of new hampshire. new hampshire has no sales tax or personal income tax and does better over time than the neighboring st
: what keeps you safe? what prevents fraud? most people you asks a government. government must lay out the rules and punish fraud. protect people. so government regulates. over the years as more regulaons and america we now have 170,000 pages of rules. people think we can't live without these, but then came the internet. almost entirely unreguted, and it works. it is given us a new level of freedom. let's call it freedom -- "freedom 2.0". i could not have imagined it before coble, would compete. i assume the services like those could not work. what a joke. who would buy an unseen product from a total stranger without government regulation, it would makeure that the sellers are honest and a product for the. another joke. who would trust it. thats why we need the world but in the encyclopedia of britannica. my dad. even i have constantlycomplains about government control could @%t imagine what would be created outside them. one who did imagine it is jimmy wales who founded with the pds. how did you think this would work? >> well, it's interesting. when i started that did not think about
don't want the government to see? >> whatever it is that what. >> the founder of with a pds. >> the internet and communication. that wld be good. john: the teacher does not have to be good. john: freedom to put up. >> will increase. john: that's our show. ♪ john: what keeps you safe? what prevents fraud? most people you asks a government. government must lay out the rules and punish fraud. protect people. so government regulates. over the years as more regulations and america we now have 170,000 pages of rules. people think we can't live without these, but then ame the internet. almost entirely unregulated, and it works. it is given us a new level of freedom. let's call it freedom -- "freedom 2.0". i could not have imagined it before coble, would compete. i assume the services like those could not work. what a joke. who would buy an unseen product from a total stranger without government regulation, it would make sure that the sellers are honest and a product for the. another joke. who would trust it. that is why we need the world but in the encyclopedia of britannica. my
. >> let's get the latest live from the capital. originally, rory, the french government was saying it wasn't going to put troops in. what changed things? >> well, lauren, you are right. as recently as i think two months ago, in october and november of 2012 francois hollande was saying yes, he could consider sending troops into mali but they would be just for training and logistics. but the request mali put out this week specifically to france for military assistance really changed things and also the speed at which things were moving on the ground. france couldn't wait for the ecowas force to get fully operational. there was an announcement friday that that ecowas force would be deployed quicker but when france made the decision to be send troops in they didn't know ecowas was going to speed up the deployment and really mali's government was crumbling. the army was retreating so far and france considered this such an important issue for not just regional stability and security that it decided it had to get involved. >> in the meantime, reaction from the islamists in the area warning that f
to connect citizens better with government * . i ran it for almost nine years. and when i was elected to office four years ago, i was unfortunately more surprised than i wanted to be about how far behind san francisco government was. this was very 2008, 2009. with you i'm really proud of the leaps and bounds we have taken as a city * . i was proud in 2010 to help move forward legislation to really bring together city departments to work in a coordinated way with our committee on information technology. to help create a chief information officer position for the city. i was also proud to work with then mayor newsome in passing the first generation of open data legislation that we have. but as our civil grand jury in june pointed out, our i-t in san francisco is still in need of a culture shock. and this is where all of us come in today. we have 200 data sets that have already been put out there, but by and large the data sets put out by city government are data sets that i think show us in a very positive way. from my perspective, it's important for us to keep on pushing data sets that
in a standoff over censorship with the government. welcome to nhk world "newsline." journalists at "nanfang zhoumo" aren't backing down in their very public dispute with chinese government officials. they say they were censored earlier this month and so they have used their latest edition to take a jab at the ruling communist party. >>> here's more from beijing. >> reporter: they published their second edition of the year on thursday. it's the first time it hit newsstands since the censorship allegations surfaced. >> translator: i came to buy the newspaper to know what's happening here and to know the truth. >> translator: media restrictions are getting tighter. the government's propaganda division should be disbanded. >> reporter: editors did not run a story detailing their complaint that communist party officials forced them to change a new year editorial calling for freedom and democracy and they did not mention the anti-censorship demonstrations that have been happening this week. instead, editors wrote that even though the party has the right to control the media, it should change with
third lie." in the book professor gelles argues that the vast majority of government social programs don't work and suggests a different approach. this is about ten minutes. gls well, booktv is on the road. we're in philadelphia at the university of pennsylvania, and we're interviewing some professors who also happen to be authors. and we want to introduce you to the dean of the university of pennsylvania's school of social policy and practice. this is richard gelles on your screen. and one of his books, his most recent, is called "the third lie: why government programs don't work and a blue print for change." dr. gelles, i'm here from the government, and i'm here to help you. is that not true? >> guest: not true. >> host: why not? >> guest: because most government social programs which are designed to help people don't actually help. in some instances it is little more than the, i hate saying this, but the do-gooder full employment act. it provides lots of jobs for people who'd like the help, but at the end of the day if you look at whether the needle has been moved and people have real
-led government force that is tremendoly destructive to businesses. i mean, whose company is it anyway? the owners or the governments? of course, it is the owners and only the owner decides who works there. you have no right to a job let alone one that you bad-mouth on social media and employees disparging employees and it is incumbent for the boxes to fire them. they have no role in this whatsoever. >> to be clear, the nrb is quoting in some instances it is unto say negative things about the company. it is their ruling and it is a bigger story in regard to the nation's unionns to have power over a board like this. >> this is a absolute grab for power. johnathon is 100% right. this is not people sitting around the water cooler and bad mouthing their boss and co-workerings. they have said this is fine. this is not about going to your boss and complain a gender bias or racist bias. this is what people going on facebook and calling their boss scum bag and belong in a psycheco word and this hurts businesses. johnathon is 100 percent right. they are this dumb they need to be fired. >> it is a governmen
creative ways. and i want to say, again, as someone who has worked in government for 23 years, i've been at those departments like dpw and others where we think in one dimension. this is where we clean the streets. this is how often we clean it. this is when we tell the cars to move off. and this is what dpw does and it does it pretty well within that constraint. if you shared that data with companies who are looking at where do people live, how -- what their patterns are, we can get a lot more creative. when we open our data, when we suggest to departments that they can work in collaboration, when we open up and establish within our city contracts that the companies that do service for us do not own the data that they generate from us, that they will have a contractual obligation to share that with the city so that we can mine that to the rest of the city, that's advance of opportunities for everybody. i know at the heart of sharing this data, there is going to be a lot more jobs created, a lot more people out therein venting new ways to establish small businesses that will impr
now!" >> in the name of the legitimate government of the commander president who was reelected by the venezuelan people, the leader of this model land, the government open is the decision of the supreme court of justice. their work and their voice is sacred. >> venezuela has postponed today's presidential inauguration as hugo chÁvez remains hospitalized in cuba. the venezuelan supreme court says chÁvez is still president, but the opposition is calling for a caretaker government and elections. we host a debate. a victory in the campaign against stop and frisk. >> going to the store in coming from the store, they're going to stop you. >> they stop about 90% of the people coming in. >> i don't mind the police being here, but not the harassment. >> new york police are not allowed to routinely stop pedestrians outside private residential buildings in the bronx. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. at least five people have been killed in u.s. drone strike in pakistan earlier today. the strike hit a h
much as a drop in the bucket. government watch dog, said that is the problem with bailouts, taxpayers keep losing out. tconsideratioty young is here t. the markets were sanguine on this, saying no surprise, blah, blah, blah, but i think it is offensive. >> of course, it is offensive, when bank of america took over countrywide loans under tarp the federal government agreed to payback any losses that bank of america had, when bank of america writes a $10 billion check to fannie mae, tax payers will be on the hook, the executives of fan may and freddy hacker losing money, and still getting bonus us. in private sector you get fired. neil: you know what is weird is that. the bank is paying the penalties for an entity that government all but forced it to buy. you have to wonder when fannie gets its just desserts and we get just some of our money. >> you know this is a sweet deal for the gse's that continue to override. you know you hit the nail on the head, 10 billion-dollars, that in the scheme of things, does not seem like a lot. but to the taxpayers who are footing the bill for the bailo
the government and opposition over weather the constitution requires the new president to be sworn in on thursday. >> until the new president can be sworn in, officials in the current administration will have the job of governing the country. the court ruled they could continue to fully exercise their functions under the principle of continuity of government. >> the supreme court announced the decision in an eagerly awaited tv broadcast. a constitutional row broke out after it became clear that the reelected president would be unable to attend. >> it is possible for the reelected president to take his oath of office before the supreme court at a date later than january 10, 2013. if he is unable to do so on that date before the national assembly. that is compatible with the constitution. >> chavez has ruled venezuela as president since 1999, but the ailing politician has had to return to cuba several times for repeat cancer treatment. >> he can no longer be the president of the public, so there must be a new electoral process. >> four leading members of his socialist party, the president of's illn
be able to bring it on with a lawsuit to the very folks that saved it, the government, us. the taxpayer that has funded the bailout that saved that company doing those nor man rock well commercials. now the subject to be punished by the company. so what do you think? >> what is going on aig has confirmed for fox business that the board will meet at some time to decide whether this to join former aig chief hang greenberg's lawsuit against the government basically hank greenberg is saying that the government bailout was run by government overseers who ran amok with auditors and lawyers and government officials. who did not do right by the governmental bailout. he is basically saying that aig had to sell off $56 billion in assets to repay the u.s. government that the government overcharged aig punitive interest rates of 14%. that essentially basically there wasn't a government bailout, it was government bailout that hurt the company. now, we have one saying this is suing the paramedics who gave you cpr because he did not give you a pillow. we have other congressmen sending letters to aig.
to the condo tarry taliban without movement to negotiate with the afghan government were not followed up. also the professor at national defence university and at columbia and that a high ranking pakistan a police official that now has the political scene when the political ecosystem that the pact is danny taliban chance when because although the m&a are sufficiently lined to allow the political space it enjoyed during the 2009 time period with denial about the pakistan the taliban and the threat that opposed. bright and fishman also works here a company with which you are familiar. he worked on two chapters was looking at the network than he is probably the only person watching who has met the defacto leader of his network. and also did a chapter where he would step back to look at the different taliban groups given the tech -- pakistan the state board a very interesting way to capture the topology. ken ballen of leading pollster in the muslim world to look at the sensitive political questions it is tricky but we had a good partner on the ground that helped us how to make this say scientific
of the details of the report have not been made public yet. >> thank you. the government in mali says 11 people have died and 60 have been injured since it launched a military offensive against rebels. one french pilots have died and another is missing. this is our report. >> this is the mauling -- malian capital. fighting continued for a second day. they are trying to ensure the security of french nationals in the city. the rebel advance has been halted. the government committed to supporting the malian army. it is threatening the whole of western africa. islamic law in the country managed to push back malian troops. sources told al jazeera that rebels have their eyes set on a town that will and the control of an airport. many had been waiting for the economic community of west africa to stop the rebels. french sources are facing a task. within hours of announcing military operations, there were new reports of french casualties. >> in the new fighting, one of our pilots was killed. he was sent to the medical center before dying of his injuries. >> they are confident they will defeat the rebels
transparency in the national government, but not so much of the local level. in general, the logic and nature of the political system is very much the same as it was 15 years ago. the two administrations, they were unsuccessful in transforming and deepening the changes needed in the political system. he did not try to make many more changes, with the exception of the transparency bill. nothing has happened. you see in a perspective that 12 years of the first two very fewnt's in mexico, changes. there was a transparency bill in 2002. there was a constitutional amendment in 2011 to expand the protection of human rights. for important. -- very important. just weeks before the end of president calderon's, there was a reform to the accountability, a bill to strengthen the accountability of state and local governments of mexico. there was a new labor law which i would say is very significant for the years to come. but in general, i would say the political system and mexico in the past 15 years has changed very, very little. why? why did mexico not transformed over the past 12 years? in 2000 in wash
more efficient government, along with some very good entrepreneurial efforts that are reflected in today's announcements and some of our partners that are here today. so, three years later, after announcing this and after doing the first generation of open data legislation, open sf is still a very vigorous, and we want to do even more. we've teamed up again with board president david chiu who has been personally involved with this and helping us and guide us with his knowledge, having been a small business owner himself, with how we can do even better. and today we are announcing actually two areas of improvements to our piece of legislation that i think will get people even more excited. the first is after a couple of years of opening up some of the data streams in our city and seeing how this data had already started, some companies, some entrepreneurs develop applications, helped us already with identifying some additional needs in the city and involving more people, we want to do even more along that line. and, so, this legislation will allow us to establish, along with the
." japanese government is following through on its promises to give the economy a shot in the arm. government leaders have agreed on a stimulus package worth $115 billion. they hope to boost growth by 2%. the government will allocate the funds to three areas. more than $40 billion will go to rebuilding after the earthquake and tsunami and to disaster prevention. workers will use the funds repairing infrastructure such as tunnels and bridges. about $35 billion will be spent on measures to ensure security and revitalized communities. and about $35 billion will be spent on driving growth. some of that will support business ventures. other funds will go into promoting joint research projects between universities and companies. stimulus package plus spending by local governments and the private sector will add up to $230 billion. >> translator: governments under the democratic party focused only on redistribution. they didn't make enough effort to increase incomes and expand the economy. i'm determined to change the basic philosophy. i'm going to boost the profits of japanese companies to create j
the economy. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." japanese government is following through on its promises to give the economy a shot in the arm. government leaders have agreed on a stimulus package worth $115 billion. they hope to boost growth by 2%. the government will allocate the funds to three areas. more than $40 billion will go to rebuilding after the earthquake and tsunami and to disaster prevention. workers will use the funds repairing infrastructure such as tunnels and bridges. about $35 billion will be spent on measures to ensure security and revitalized communities. and about $35 billion will be spent on driving growth. some of that will support business ventures. other funds will go into promoting joint research projects between universities and companies. stimulus package plus spending by local governments and the private sector will add up to $230 billion. >> translator: governments under the democratic party focused only on redistribution. they didn't make enough effort to increase incomes and expand the economy. i'm determined to change the basic philosophy. i'm going to b
are to be released by the syrian government in exchange for 48 iranian hostages. the iranian men were kidnapped in august by rebel forces, and they delivered an ultimatum october saying they would kill the hostages if syrian prisoners were not released. the swap was brokered by a turkish charity. for more let's bring in hashem, joining us near the border with syria. what do we know on the swap deal? >> the main charity, the humanitarian based assistance that broker the deal, they said the prisoner swap is under way. 48 iranians were released on the outskirts of the capital and 2100 syrians are to be released in different areas. damascus, homs, hana -- so it is going to take a few hours during the day before the whole process is completed. what is happening is the following. measures from a aid agency along with it -- officials from the ministry of the interior are monitoring the prisoner swap. it is very crucial, very critical. they have to ensure that all the prisoners are to be released today. four of them are turkish nationals. we have been asking the spokesperson of the charity about the ci
between big business and government and the reckoning that lies ahead." mr. rothkopf, a lot of people think big government and big business go hand in hand. >> guest: well, they do go hand in hand, but government's playing field for power, and so business introduces itself there to guide it in the directions that it wants to go. but, of course, a lot of people in big business or in the financial community would prefer it if they went on in their way unimpeded by government, and so that's another front in this particular power struggle. >> host: one of the points you make in "power, inc." is there are some multi-national corporations who make more money, control more money than most of the governments on earth. >> guest: yeah. well, big companies, big companies like walmart, you know, have more employees than some of the smaller countries in the world. but, you know, a company like exxon, you know, has revenues that are bigger than the gdp of all but probably 30 or 40 countries on earth. and, therefore, it has resources that allow it to set up offices in more countries than most countr
and then to the afghan national army, 33% and to the poll is, 82%. addenda the government's 75%. those figures compare favorably to comparable polling had been to of the united states. 79% of the other people think of the government is corrupt. it is much as the favor given the posters of the answers they thought they wanted. they were critical of the government. they also seem to have a more balanced approach. the insight the government on balance in their lifetime at the same time they feel it is a very corrupt and something ought to be done about it. >> more afghans thought the election was -- had been very corrupt and had been very satisfied with the result. so they can hold both concepts that are the media, which seems able to do. we recently did a study assumes to press against any and embarrass perspective. we looked at 20 post conflict read election conflicts, peacekeeping and peace enforcement efforts, the biggest fear -- the big enforcement efforts. the monthly smaller u. n ones and a dozen or more other places. we evaluated them on and at the of places. also, did they approach of the democr
to them. they have to hire their own burrcrat to dole with the government burrcrats. >> emac said you need new administrators and czars. >> maybe it would add jobs. but it is important to point out regulations are necessary. even governor romne said that . porly -- case in point. oregon is coming out with a law that makes employers not discriminate against unemployed applicants that is it important. we have seen discrimination there. that is good for the economy. >> steve, you can always justify thingings. but the bottom line regulations are a tax on business. are they not? >> they are indeednd people who love regulations make it a choice between anarchy and reguleses. in term of job creation and having bankings. i know a midsize bank had t hire a thousand people of compliiancand that means fewer loan officers. regulations are a burden pure and simple . the p.m. claims to be for maul business and jobs and yet he comes out with a basket full that hits at jobs. >> rich put it in the right way n from the beginning. they have to hire someone to keep track of all of the regulations and that is
anyo cornyn threatened a partial government shutdown. the coming deadlines will be the next flash points in our ongoing fight to bring fiscal sanity to washington. it may be necessary to shut down the government in order to secure the long-term fiscal well-being of our country, rather than plod along the path of greece, italy and spain. president obama needs to take note and put forth a plan immediately. and pat tume voiced the same sentiment in week earlier on "morning joe." >> our opportunity is on the debt ceiling. the president made it very clear. he doesn't want to have a discussion about it, because he knows this is where we have lev range. we republicans need to tolerate a temporary partial government shutdown which is what it could mean and insist we will get off the road to greece. >> i don't doubt that 72% want to see the spending cuts. which way do you think the public sentiment swings if there is a government shutdown? >> i think that pat toomey is confused. it's a continuing resolution. if they don't fund the continuing resolution, the government will shut down. if th
and also lets us keep a closer watch on government. this by select -- bicyclist went into a cop but then the camera vv v. -- reveal the truth. these people could show a chord spend your money in repulsive ways and many watched the video and before "the new york times" ran a single story about the scandal congress moved to stop giving acorn your money. >> i have co-sponsored the bill to stop funding the reprehensible enterprise. john: the private digital currency to buy what government does not want you to. i do not suggest you buy illegal things but choice is good. it is freedom 2.0. it gives more options and makes a harder for government to control. that is a good thing. that is our show. thanks for watching. on to f an friends.com. ching. on to f an see you tomorrow. >> the pigs at the trough because the pork is alive and well in d.c. the year is only one week old and lawmakers already handing out tens of billions of dollars, for green energy, electric motorcycles, nascar, hollywood, even rum makers in the caribbean. proponents say this is great news for jobs, but with nearl
that if the president inten the president intends to carry through with his no negotiation threat, but a government shutdown may be the only way to find resolution. the new senate majority leader saying that it may be necessary to partially shut down the government in order to secure the fiscal well-being of our country. the looming deadline for action has been obvious. and in every instance the white house has purposely blow up the process in a shameless attempt to score cheap political points. "the washington post" reported the top ally in the senate may not be fully on board with his approach. his imperious stance, if you will. senator harry reid reportedly warned mr. obama is refusal to negotiate on the debt limit and the sequester could be a strategic blunder. nancy pelosi making it clear that the democratic priorities called for even higher tax hikes. >> i don't think that democrats are saying that we aren't havi spending cuts. we have agreed to over a trillion dollars in cuts in the budget control act. so we all know how we proceed has to be in three parts. revenue and growth to bring money
government is holding back. >> a military solution alone will not solve the problem in mali. we must therefore intensify political efforts. >> in germany has cast doubt on whether they will help train government forces fighting the chaotic situation on the ground. the presidents of the french operation in the western african country will last as long as is necessary. >> in washington, d.c.,, and karzai meeting with president barack obama a winehouse. they were reviewing strategy for the future of the two country's relationship. >> he said u.s. forces would be moving into a support role by this spring. he said that it was within reach. he said the afghan government would soon start direct talks with the taliban. for more on this story, we're going live to our correspondent in washington. what do we know now about the new framework for the u.s. a moment in afghanistan? >> the details on any security agreement that would kick in after 2014. president obama pointing out the goals of any security agreements, the training and assisting of forces in afghanistan, and the second being targeti
, but communist officials sometimes order the media to stay away from stories that put the party or the government in an unfavorable light. staff at a newspaper took the rare step of running an editorial, calling journalists and protesters to calm down. some chinese aren't listening. they feel the censors went too far. about a dozen people gathered in beijing to show solidarity with the reporters. back in guangzhou city, police arrived to keep the demonstrators away from the newspaper's office. they removed the flowers and got into a quarrel with some of the protesters. >> translator: if we do not stand for this newspaper now, we won't get support next time. >> reporter: a new group of leaders took control of china's communist party last fall. these demonstrators and members of the media are finding out some of the old ways are still in practice. nhk world, beijing. >>> wildfires have broking o brn 130 places in australia. the southern island of tasmania has been hardest hit. flames burned down 250 buildings and policere still trying to locate dozens of missing people. >> reporter: the fires have
helicopters and fighter jets last week. there was a confusing situation last week when the myanmar government appeared to initially deny those airstrikes had taken place. a couple of days later, they admitted they did happen, but they happened in self-defense. the use of air power against the rebels is certainly an escalation in what has been a very long-running war. >> dozens of protesters are gathered outside the headquarters of one of china's most liberal newspapers. they are calling for the resignation of the provincial propaganda chief. the protest began after they replaced a new years letter to readers -- new year's letter to readers. isgle's executive chairman in north korea in what is being called a humanitarian visit. eric schmidt is part of a delegation led by former new mexico state governor bill richardson. richardson -- >> it is a private, humanitarian mission. we are going to make an assessment of the north korean economic and political situation. we are also going to look at the humanitarian status of the korean people. but also, there is an american that is detained there -- a
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